Coca-Cola is to extend paid parental leave for male and female employees in the US.From January 2017, all new parents will be eligible for six weeks’ paid parental leave, including adoptive and foster parents.The new policy will be in addition to the six to eight weeks of paid parental leave available to birth mothers via short-term disability. It will also sit alongside existing health and flexible workplace benefits that aim to support work-life balance.Coca-Cola aims to help close the gender gap at home and in the workplace by introducing a policy that supports both male and female staff.The introduction of the policy follows support from Coca-Cola’s Millenial Voices, a group of young employees that work to encourage change that can aid the organisation’s attraction and retention of millennial employees and customers. Internal surveys and external research demonstrated that the average age at which university-educated individuals in the US become first-time parents is 30, which is the median age of Coke’s current and prospective millennial employees. The organisation expects millennials to account for more than half of its global workforce by 2020.Ceree Eberly, chief people officer at Coca-Cola, said: “Fostering an inclusive workplace means valuing all parents, no matter their gender or sexual orientation. We think the most successful way to structure benefits to help working families is to make them gender-neutral and encourage both mums and dads to play an active role in their family lives.“Paid parental leave provides time off for parents to truly bond with their new child. We feel it’s important for all new parents to take time off, so that when they return to work, they’re refreshed, less stressed and at their best, focused, engaged and productive.”
Comments Share Here’s a closer look at Thomas, By The Numbers: 1Thomas was the No. 1 performer among quarterbacks in three drills at the NFL Scouting Combine — the 40-yard dash (4.61 seconds), vertical jump (35.5 inches) and broad jump (nine feet, 10 inches). He finished second in the 20-yard shuttle behind Johnny Manziel and third in the three-cone drill behind Jordan Lynch and Manziel. 1.36While Thomas is off the charts physically, he posted just a 1.36 touchdown-to-interception ratio throughout his Virginia Tech career. 6Thomas was the sixth quarterback taken, and was also selected ahead of big names like A.J. McCarron, Aaron Murray and Zach Mettenberger. 59.8The best completion percentage of Thomas’ VT career came as a sophomore, when he completed 59.8 of his passes in his first year as a starter. 73The longest run of Thomas’ Virgina Tech career was a 73-yard touchdown as a junior against Miami.77Thomas accounted for 77 touchdowns in his Hokies career, 24 of which came on the ground while 53 came via passes. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling – / 22 The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The Arizona Cardinals have taken a flier on the prototypical Bruce Arians quarterback. By selecting Logan Thomas, a QB out of Virginia Tech, with their fourth-round pick in the NFL Draft (No. 120 overall), the Cardinals have the big, strong-armed, athletic signal caller that Arians has preferred throughout his caching career. Standing at 6-foor-6 and nearly 260 pounds, there aren’t many questions about Thomas’ physical abilities. But his production in college didn’t match his physicality.